In the center of the Italian city of Macerata, a man opened fire on passers-by, wounding at least four people. This is reported by the BBC.
The attacker fired from his car, as a result of which four people were injured. There is also information that all the wounded are African migrants. There are reports that the number of wounded has increased to 6, but officially they have not yet been confirmed.
The mayor of the town of Macerata Romano Caranchini urged local residents not to go to the streets for security reasons. Later the police detained the attacker.
The police blocked the car from which he shot people at Victoria Square in front of the military memorial. It is noted that the shooting is associated with the investigation of the murder of an 18-year-old girl, whose body was found on Wednesday 31 January. Then they detained a migrant from Nigeria.
Macerata is the capital of the eponymous province in the Italian region of Marche. Macerata is located about 180 km north-east of Rome. Today the population of the city is about 43 thousand people.